A MAN has been remanded in custody by a Warrnambool court after allegedly making threats to inflict serious injury.
Deane Lancaster, 37, of Moonah Street, Warrnambool, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week for a bail application after being charged with making threats to inflict serious injury and unlawful assault.
Police opposed bail because Mr Lancaster was already on bail for other serious matters when he was charged with the new offences.
Mr Lancaster was previously charged with aggravated burglary with intent to assault and bailed to appear on April 2. This week Constable Luke Hunter told the court Mr Lancaster was alleged to have left the Warrnambool hospital and gone to a Crawley Street home where he brandished a lump of wood and verbally abused an elderly man.
Constable Hunter said that Mr Lancaster was yelling for the alleged victim to come out and he would cut his throat.
Mr Lancaster said his father had recently died and the “false allegations” were part of a family feud over property.
He said it was not possible to get from the hospital to Crawley Street, commit the offences and return to hospital in the time frame that was alleged.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said there was a strong basis for a prosecution case.
He remanded Mr Lancaster in custody until April 2.